Kim Gordon’s Lana Del Rey Comments Toned Down for Book Release

By Philip Cosores

Sonic Youth founding member Kim Gordon has made a number of headlines of late with the provocative content of her memoir, Girl in a Band, released today.

But one of the headlines seems to be a little premature. It was reported based on pre-release copies that Gordon took aim on pop singer Lana Del Rey in the book, with the questionable line, “If she really truly believes it’s beautiful when young musicians go out on a hot flame of drugs and depression, why doesn’t she just off herself?”

Related: Lana Del Rey ‘Doesn’t Even Know What Feminism Is’ According to Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon

Now that the book is actually available, Pitchfork is reporting that the line has been changed in its final release, now saying “Does she truly believe it’s beautiful when young musicians go out on a hot flame of drugs and depression, or is it just her persona?”

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